Ira Hobbs, Master of Ceremonies

Principal
Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC

Ira L. Hobbs is the principal officer of Hobbs & Hobbs, LLC, an information management consulting practice that focuses on the Federal market. He performs a wide range of tasks associated with the growth and development of small companies from a management and leadership perspective.

Before his current work, Mr. Hobbs served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During his federal tenure, Mr. Hobbs served as co-chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Workforce Committee whose goal was to improve the recruitment, retention, and skills of the Federal IT workforce.

He is a member of Leadership Washington, Class of 1996, and former President of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). For his leadership role in Government, Mr. Hobbs was selected by Federal Computer Week as a recipient of the Federal 100 Award for five consecutive years, and inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Mr. Hobbs is a native of Tallahassee, Florida where he received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University and received a Master’ degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. He currently resides in Mitchellville, MD, along with his wife Deborah and son, Ira Lynn.

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